#11439 NORM 11.3.1: Move console from tty0 to a non-X console

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#11439: Move console from tty0 to a non-X console
 Reporter:  greenfeld    |                 Owner:                                   
     Type:  enhancement  |                Status:  new                              
 Priority:  normal       |             Milestone:  11.3.1                           
Component:  kernel       |               Version:  Development build as of this date
 Keywords:               |           Next_action:  diagnose                         
 Verified:  0            |   Deployment_affected:                                   
Blockedby:               |              Blocking:                                   
 Fedora 14 uses tty0 for the X console.  We use ttyUSB0 and tty0 to show
 console messages.

 It is not possible to switch to the text console version of tty0 (Alt-F1)
 while X is running.  Therefore one cannot see the console messages without
 a serial cable.

 We should pick a new console to use, although we may not be able to use
 F9-F12 due to their volume/brightness remapping.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11439>
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